The RCMP’s review of the Nadine Machiskinic’s death investigation is not being announced to the public.
Machiskinic fell 10 stories down a laundry chute at the Delta hotel in January of 2015. After her death was ruled accidental, Regina Police have requested several reviews, including one by the RCMP that just concluded.
Police Chief Evan Bray said this case has caused Regina Police to review on their investigations.
“The delays that happened, for example sending away toxicology reports was something that was about four months delayed from what it should be,” Bray said. “We wanted to look at our processes and what can we do internally to really make a tangible change to ensure that sort of delay doesn’t happen again.”
Bray said with Regina Police reviewing their own actions in the investigation, it reassures officers that what they’re doing is right.
“More support for our investigators, someone independent to oversee the investigation, to tie loose-ends together, is a good thing,” Bray said. “Changes are really something that is about re-prioritizing resources within the organization; we’re not asking for new resources to make these changes, we’re just changing the use of the resources that we have.”
Despite Bray saying they will keep the results private to protect other potential cases, the family of Machiskinic has been very vocal with wanting the report to be open to the public.